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Employers Firing Injured Workers While on Light Duty

I’ve seen a very disturbing trend recently wherein unscrupulous employers and carriers take advantage of a recent change in the law to refuse temporary compensation to an injured worker.  The employer will offer “light duty” work to the injured worker, who accepts the accommodated employment.  The employer will then concoct a reason to fire the …

Maximum Average Monthly Wage In Arizona Work Comp Claim

Compensation in an Arizona work comp claim is based on the “average monthly wage” at the time of the injury.  Temporary total compensation is usually 66 2/3 percent of the AMW.  Therefore, the higher the AMW, the more compensation the injured worker receives.  The legislature has set a maximum average monthly wage, meaning that no …

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